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Poster: darkeyes Date: Dec 3, 2007 9:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Stella Blue

I'll try this again. Any particular Stella Blue's that stand out as your favorite, I'm not looking for responses like "aren't they all good".

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Poster: Speaking in Swords Date: Dec 3, 2007 9:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stella Blue

I really like the ones from '73-'74, particularly 11/17/73 (with backup vocals by Bobby and Donna) and 10/17/74.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Dec 3, 2007 10:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stella Blue

I like 9-17-94. Excellent for a late era stella. I like it becasue the last 3 minutes are jerry's guitar and no vocals. The version just bulids and bulids

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Poster: deadhead66 Date: Dec 3, 2007 4:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stella Blue

The rendition from Moody Coliseum, S.M.U., Dallas, TX 10/15/77 is my favorite.

Best,
deadhead66

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Dec 3, 2007 9:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stella Blue

I stumbled on this thread:
http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=39683
that has some excellent examples. While I can't immediately point to a favorite, I can say that I really like the Stella from The Knick on 3/24/90

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Poster: darkeyes Date: Dec 3, 2007 9:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stella Blue

That's what inspired me to write this post. I was listening to that one last night!!!

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Dec 3, 2007 9:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stella Blue

I'd say that was an amazing coincedence, but when they are that good, I'm can't be surprised.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Dec 3, 2007 9:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stella Blue

stop the madness

http://www.archive.org/details/gd83-05-15.sony.keshavan.2217.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Tito&Smokey Date: Dec 3, 2007 9:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stella Blue

8-1-94...Jerrys birthday,goes off at the end...blah blah blah

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Poster: countmlbjam Date: Dec 3, 2007 9:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stella Blue

10-21-78, the best I've heard

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Poster: deadhead66 Date: Dec 3, 2007 4:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stella Blue/Dark Eyes

"I feel nothing for their game
Where beauty goes unrecognized
All I feel is heat and flame and
All I see are dark eyes."

-- Bob Dylan
"Dark Eyes"
Special Rider Music,
1985

Reproduced here under the fair-use doctrine.

Best to all,
deadhead66



This post was modified by deadhead66 on 2007-12-04 00:34:18

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Poster: jerkwaterdan Date: Dec 3, 2007 2:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stella Blue

IMHO this is the best Stella ever. Coming out of a river of jams in the second set Jerry just tears my heart out on this one, perfect vocals and a solo at the end that is easily one of the most beautiful played on this song ever. I just LOVE this solo. Keith plays a beautiful sparse piano accompaniment that suits the mood of the song perfectly. This version is a masterpiece IMO

http://www.archive.org/details/gd76-07-18.sbd.bertha.14838.sbeok.shnf

The second favorite I have is from this Lexington show I was lucky enough to see and it also is a beauty. Jerry's vocals are full of pathos on this one also. Jerry does some strange changes on the meter of the verses just taking his time and delivering a beautiful vocal and solo.I believe this is the version chosen for the "So Many Roads" Box set.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd78-04-21.sbd.cotsman.10149.sbeok.shnf

This post was modified by jerkwaterdan on 2007-12-03 22:12:49

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Poster: Scrim Date: Dec 3, 2007 12:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stella Blue

Here's another good Stella Blue thread:

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=132351